It's interesting, as an aside to the original topic, to see people's views about pushing presents (aka "child birth celebration rings") come out in this thread.
My wife's friends were all asking what gift I was getting to get her after the birth of our first and I felt quite grumpy about it. Not only did I not have the money but I couldn't help shake the feeling that it made it more of a financial transaction as opposed to starting a loving family.
I am sure, actually I know, that part of my grumpiness was my own inability to buy a ring, so it was easier to pour scorn than play along, but from any perspective it wasn't a pleasant situation.
With hindsight, as I get older, these feeling of anger on my part seem a little childish. The two of my wife's girlfriends who got the biggest "baby bricks" (thats what I called the big diamonds for giving birth) ended in dreadful situations.
One ended up in a horrific divorce and the other became seriously ill and so my grumpiness seemed totally childish, we all ended up with much bigger issues to worry about.
But yes, I'm not a fan in principle.